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Words of Inspiration [Abridged, Audiobook] [Audio CD]

Pope John Paul II
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Nov. 1 2001 Private Prayers of Pope John Paul II (Book 1)

AN OFFERING OF THE SELF

O Lord
may my soul
be flooded with your light
and know you more profoundly.
Lord
give me so much love,
that will unite me with you always.
Lord
let me serve you and serve you well,
on the paths that you wish to open
to my existence here below.

Published under the authority of Libreria Editrice Rogate (LER), this remarkable audiobook brings together Pope John Paul II's inspiring reflections and illuminating words of hope, peace, love, compassion, and spirituality, constituting a beautiful edition to treasure.

THE PRIVATE PRAYERS OF POPE JOHN PAUL II
Volume I: Words of Inspiration


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Pope John Paul II (1920 - 2005) was born Karol Jozef Wojtyla in Wadowice, Poland. Appointed in 1978, he was the youngest pontiff in 132 years and the first non-Italian pope in 455 years. Fluent in eight languages he was a champion of human rights whose greatest hope was to help create a world where all people live in freedom and plenitude.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Dec 2 2001
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Based on the description of this book I expected it to be much more personal or insightful than it turned out to be. I thought it would be somehow more personally touching or revealing than anything else that has been published before. As it happens, this is really just a collection of various words spoken and written by John Paul II through-out his papacy--It's not at all different from several other books I have already seen. And it doesn't seem as if the Pope had anything to do with this publication. I wish I could have said otherwise, but unfortunately this isn't worth adding to your shelf.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Where are the Prayers? Dec 11 2001
Format:Hardcover
I, too, am disappointed in this book and will be returning it. I bought it as a gift thinking it was a collection of the Pope's prayers to God. Instead, I have a found a collection of speeches/papers/instructions to Secular Institutes asking them to "Love the Church" and "Challenge the Young." In the last chapter of the book, there were three actual prayers. Perhaps I allowed the book's title to misguide my expectations. The writing is lovely if you are looking for secular instruction, but don't expect to find the Pope's private prayers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars uplifting Dec 9 2001
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
i found the book to be different from other Pope publications. to follow the Pope through out his journey as a great spirtual leader and the head of the vatican. To read his thoughts through out his travels and time as the Popei find to be very interesting and very englightening. i find the lay out of the book to be beautiful...........i'm glad i have it on my shelf and a bought a few for christmas presents.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Misleading title Feb. 12 2002
Format:Audio CD
These are not prayers, but speaches.
You'll need to be very spiritually advanced to listen to them.
Valuable CD's under incorrect title.
I bought this based on an newspaper ad by publisher.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book about hope Dec 8 2001
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
A beautifully written volume that has much to offer everyone and every religion. Truly inspiring words from a brilliant man. This is a book for the ages.
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